NASA Is Becoming Boring

James Cameron Completes Record-Breaking Mariana Trench Dive

"Now "the science team is getting ready for the returned samples," expedition astrobiologist Kevin Hand, of NASA, said in an email. ... Because Cameron had prepared extensively for the dive, he should be in good psychological health, said Walter Sipes, an aeronautics psychologist at NASA's Johnson Space Center."

Keith's note: A former NASA Advisory council member and MSL imaging co-investigator goes to the deepest place on Earth - with a NASA astrobiologist supporting his dive. The media seek out NASA experts for comment. Alas, no mention at NASA's Astrobiology website or anywhere else at NASA. Not surprising since NASA blew off "Avatar" as just another SciFi movie - until it made several billion at the box office. When Felix Baumgartner jumps from the edge of space soon NASA will ignore that too even though there are NASA alumni advising him. Meanwhile, NASA still can't figure out the name of the asteroid they (or might not) might visit in 10 or 15 years. And then the agency complains when people don't pay attention to what they do. Why should they, NASA is becoming boring.

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